Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18 | Inquirer Lifestyle
Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar: Actress Heart Evangelista. PDI PHOTO

Caritas Manila holds Celebrity Bazaar with Heart Evangelista on Oct. 18

Actress Heart Evangelista. PDI PHOTO

Caritas Manila will hold its second Celebrity Bazaar on Oct. 18, Thursday, 1-10 p.m., on the second level of the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is P500 per person.

Bazaar will feature second-hand luxury items up for sale from generous celebrity donors Heart Evangelista, Alden Richards, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dr. Vicki Bello, Scarlet Snow Belo, Cristalle Bello, Bang Pineda, Teacher Georcelle, Toni Gonzaga, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vice Ganda, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee, Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao and top designers Michael Cinco and Cary Santiago.

Heart Evangelista-Escudero is this year’s Celebrity Bazaar ambassador.

Proceeds will benefit the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) of Caritas Manila. The program sends and supports less fortunate but deserving students nationwide to their college or university of choice.

The first Caritas Manila Celebrity Bazaar was held two years ago with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as event ambassador. The bazaar earned enough funds to support 5,000 YSLEP scholars. At any given time, there are between 3,000 to 5,000 YSLEP scholars nationwide. Figures show that providing a youth a college or vocational degree gives him a 98 percent chance of helping his family overcome poverty.

“We at Caritas Manila are so grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of these celebrities to help YSLEP scholars,” said Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Caritas Manila executive director. “Their assistance will go a long way in proving education and support can help realize the potentials of our future leaders coming from the ranks of the poor.”

“To date, more than 10,000 YSLEP scholars have graduated from college and vocational schools nationwide especially from the poorest provinces.”

Caritas Manila is one of the biggest nonprofit organizations in the country. It is led by its chairperson, Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

For more information, visit Caritas Manila at 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila; tel. 5620020-25; e-mail caritas_manila@yahoo.com. Visit www.caritasmanila.org.ph.